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Easter Basket Made from An Upcycled Grocery Bag

This project is an oldie but goodie! I posted this basket a few years ago on my former blog and have seen it republished on other many websites and in several magazines. Last year I shared how to make a smaller version of this basket, which is also cute and has a brilliant method for… Read more.

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Pretty Peonies Made from Cupcake Wrappers

When I received my 12 Months of Martha box just a few days ago, I was blown away by all of the gorgeous spring party items. I am loving the pinks, blushes and corals right now and the goodies in this box all centered around this palette. These Vintage Girl cupcake wrappers with their scalloped… Read more.

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Make a Gorgeous Paper Orchid Plant

I do love orchids! I almost always have a plant in my home and you may remember my post almost a year ago about how to style a grocery store orchid plant and make it look like it came from a flower shop. You may also remember my paper orchid post where I used a… Read more.

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VIDEO: Make an Industrial Edison Style Chandelier

Many of you have asked about my DIY industrial chandelier. As I promised, here is the tutorial for my dining room, and now kitchen bar lights. The base of my chandeliers are made from a recycled coffee table & cabinet door. The vintage reproduction electrical parts I found on Etsy at Snake Head Vintage. I… Read more.

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Make a Gorgeous Rose Arrangement from Grocery Store Flowers

When I owned my flower shop, many years ago, I would find myself cringing when my wholesalers would triple the price of roses for Valentine’s day. Thank you to Whole Foods for not playing this game. They are offering 20 lush free-trade roses for only $20. Wow! I picked out this package of peachy bliss… Read more.

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DIY LOVE Art

This last week I have had such a great time wrapping all kinds of gifts for my Valentine’s Day posts and an upcoming magazine article. More on that later, but this surge of wrapping has sent me to a few of my favorite shops to find some new pretty papers. I knew that I needed… Read more.

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Video: Make a Paper Love Bird

Hello lovelies! I am so excited to finally share the paper bird tutorial. And it is in video form too!! Since this was my Christmas tree topper as a turtle dove, I planned to share in December, but with the passing of my mother and a busy traveling schedule in January, the birds have now… Read more.

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Make a Long Stemmed Red Rose for Your Valentine

Valentine’s day is just weeks away so I just have to share my long stemmed version of the red watercolor paper rose. So lush and gorgeous and red is trending this year on the red carpet. The red watercolor template is ready for you to print with a laser printer onto regular copy paper. The… Read more.

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Make a Washi Tape Heart Box for Valentine’s Day

My collection of washi tape is getting quite large these days so I am always on the lookout for fun craft projects that I can share with you here. As pretty as washi tape can be, there is the issue of it not sticking so well to things for the long haul. For this project… Read more.

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DIY Oilcloth Brush Roll

To coordinate with my makeup bags that I shared yesterday, I also made a brush roll to hold my brushes for travel. I don’t know about you, but my brushes are something that I like to have for a very long time, so keeping them in good condition is important to me and I cringe… Read more.

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DIY Oilcloth Makeup Bags

As I mentioned yesterday, I am here in Salt Lake City all week for the Alt Summit and pre-Alt Summit Cricut event. For those of you who have not heard of it, the Alt Summit is a place where lifestyle, DIY, craft, home decor, food and style bloggers gather to meet each other, potential sponsors… Read more.

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Make Some Quick and Easy Ribbon Headbands

Happy Monday! I am writing you from snowy Salt Lake City where I am spending the first few days with Cricut and 99 other craft bloggers to hear about their new cutting machine announcement, then to attend the big Alt Summit through Friday. I will be posting the BIG Cricut announcement my Alt adventure on… Read more.

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DIY Love Banners in Pink Ombré and Gold Glitter

A few months ago I was invited with nine other bloggers to be on the 12 Months of Martha craft bloggers team and this is month number one! I received my box of goodies last week and found myself giddy like a teenage girl. The box was full of so many Valentine craft paper, stickers… Read more.

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Make a Modern Piece of Art with Paper Triangles

If you have followed my blog for a while, you know that I love to make my own art to decorate my home. One of my favorite pieces is this teal and green modern triangle piece that I made last year. When I decided to infuse my living room with plum this last fall, I… Read more.

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Bees Wax Cloth Wrap to Replace the Plastic Wrap in My Kitchen + Plus a $250 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!!

Here we are in mid-January, some of us still recovering from the impact that these holidays can make on our bank accounts. I have joined 9 other bloggers in giving you 10 ideas on how to save money and for one of you to win a $250 gift card from Amazon! I love these heartful… Read more.

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Make Tissue and Glitter Heart Art

If any of you followed my from my prior blog, you may remember this fun art project. It now lives year-round (not just Valentine’s Day) in my hallway in a collage of my daughter Emily’s art and photos of the two of us. I am sharing it here today for any of you who want… Read more.

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Mr. & Mrs. Glittering Wedding Banner

It was only about a year ago that I reconnected with glitter. I am a simple girl, more practical and less fuss. But when the glitter bug bit it definitely took hold. One of my favorite wedding projects using glitter is this Mr. & Mrs. DIY banner that is oh so easy and fun to… Read more.

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Cocktail Napkin Flower Garland

This white tissue garland is a spin-off of the very popular cocktail napkin poinsettia I shared this last Christmas season. This is an even simpler version that when attached to ribbon to create a garland makes a gorgeous backdrop. I can see this garland used for bridal showers, baby showers or a photo backdrop for… Read more.

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Monogrammed Kitchen Towels

Monogrammed and Stenciled Kitchen Towels

January is going to be my time to style and finish my kitchen with small creative (and low-budget) touches. A simple and fun way to add a little personality is with these stenciled flour sack towels that I found at West Elm. I had found some pretty stencils at Blick made by Just a Trace…. Read more.

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Paper Foil Medallions for Your New Year’s Celebration

Can you believe it is almost time to celebrate 2014? One of my favorite decorations for my New Year’s Eve parties are these super simple paper medallion stars made from foil gift wrap. They make a huge impact and you can create them large, huge or small. This little DIY project is a perfect one… Read more.

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